Sunday, November 7, 2010


Chelsea Theatre
World's End Place
Kings Road
SW10 0DR
Friday 22 October - Saturday 20 November 2010

SACRED: US Radical
A season of contemporary performance.


Workshop: Manuel Vason - From Image to Presence Postponed until Spring 2011

Young Jean Lee's Theater Company - Pullman, WA Tue 26 & Wed 27 October 8pm

Marisa Carnesky and Rasp Thorne
- The Quickening Of The Wax Fri 29 - Sun 31 October 8pm

Late Night Cabaret Fri 29 October 9.45pm til late (in the bar)

Workshop: Julia Bardsley & Andrew Poppy - Nearly Different Sat 30 & Sun 31 October 10am-5pm

Julia Bardsley & Andrew Poppy
- Almost the Same (feral rehearsals for violent acts of culture) Tue 2 - Thur 4 November 8pm (limited capacity)

Workshop: Marisa Carnesky- Dystopian Tableaux Vivant Workshop Sat 6 2pm-6pm & Sun 7 November 10am-6pm

Chris Dobrowolski - Antarctica Sat 6 November 5pm (limited capacity)

Robin Deacon - Robin Deacon presents Stuart Sherman's
'Hamlet' (A Portrait) Sat 6 November 8pm

Leibniz - Passion/Flower Sun 7 November 8pm

Natasha Davis - Suspended Mon 8 November 8pm

Stacy Makishi - The Making of Bull: The True Story Wed 10 November 8pm

New York City Players - ADS Fri 12 & Sat 13 November 8pm

David Hoyle's Factory: A Sweat-Shop for The Soul Fri 12 & Sat 13 November 9.45pm til late (in the bar)

One Day Symposium Sat 13 November 9.30am - 9.15pm

Cupola Bobber - Way Out West, The Sea Whispered Me Sun 14 November 6pm

Sara Juli - The Money Conversation Tue 16 & Wed 17 November 8pm

- So below (working title) a work-in-progress Sat 20 November 3pm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

British artists working in performance have always presented their work internationally, and the UK has in turn welcomed international performance – both since the early days of the London International Festival of Theatre and the National Review of Live Art, and more recently through the pioneering work of the Spill festival and Chelsea Theatre's Sacred. As well as more traditional means of exchanging art and ideas, live art has tried to open up new creative spaces where artists from all corners of the world can share ideas and generate new ways of working together.

1. Sacred festival
2. Chelsea Theatre,
3. London
4. SW10 0DR

1. Starts 22 October 2010
2. Until 20 November 2010
3. Box office:
0207 352 1967
4. Festival website

Live art has always broken the rules of cultural production and exchange. It's often as much about the process of making art as the artwork itself, often made in response to a specific place and space, and often collaborative, blurring distinctions between spectators and participants and stimulating dialogues. Live art can cross all kinds of national and cultural borders and deepen our understandings of each other on the way. It's not only ideally equipped to travel, but to do so creatively. These vibrant links, and the richness of the relationships they have forged, have made the UK a beacon for live art and new performance.

Robert Pacitti founded Spill festival in 2007 because he felt the kind of work that he, Forced Entertainment and others were making was feted abroad but dismissed at home, and because he wanted to show some of the thrilling performances denied to UK audiences. Spill was also a framework for Pacitti to further the border-breaking approaches he had pioneered on his travels. Pacitti Company's Finale brought together local artists around the world to create site-specific versions of a project in every location it was shown. For SPILL 2007 not only did many of the collaborators came together for a Grand Finale, they also introduced their own work to UK audiences for the first time. What distinguishes Spill from other landmark UK festivals is that it is artist-led. From multinational groupings such as Blackmarket International to artist-led festivals across Europe, Asia and South America to intercity gatherings of artist-activists, new ideas are travelling, inequitable resources are being shared and different approaches to collaboration and cooperation are being imagined.